How to Prepare for LASIK Surgery
During your initial consultation, Dr. Joseph King or Dr. Gabriel Chu of Fraser Valley Cataract & Laser will examine your eyes to ensure that they are healthy enough to undergo the LASIK procedure. The ophthalmologist will also determine the exact refractive condition you are suffering from. Because each patient has a unique set of circumstances, corneal thickness and shape will be taken into account to create a personalized care plan.
Prior to surgery, Dr. King or Dr. Chu will also discuss the risks and benefits of LASIK, tell you what to expect, and answer any questions you may have. And, they will provide you with detailed instructions to help you prepare for your LASIK procedure. In the meantime, here are some tips.
Helpful Tips to Prepare For LASIK
- Do not wear contacts. Contact lens wearers should switch to wearing glasses prior to surgery. LASIK involves manipulating corneal shape. Contact lenses may affect the shape of your corneas, which is very important in LASIK.
- Talk to your doctor about how long you should avoid your lenses
- Don’t wear makeup. On the day of your procedure do not use any eye makeup, facial cream, foundation, powder, blush, mascara, or eyeshadow. Make sure to clean your face well using soap and water in order to lessen your risk of eye infection
- Create a transportation plan. After surgery you will be unable to operate a motor vehicle or ride a bicycle. Your vision will be blurry and you will be medicated, so arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home
- Some patients call a taxicab or take an Uber
- Work with us to create a financial strategy. If you have questions about insurance, payment methods, or simply the cost of LASIK, our staff has helped hundreds of clients determine the best payment plans available
Contact Fraser Valley Cataract and Laser
If you think you may be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, please contact us to set up your personal consultation. Call (604) 372-3937.